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Do you think competitive business strategy doesn’t apply to your non-profit? Think again.

Many – MANY times, when teaching Simplified Strategic Planning seminar, there will be attendees from non-profits.  Many of them enjoy the seminar, take the tools from the workbook, and use them productively.  Often they don’t think competitve business strategy applies to their non-profit and will comment that “this material is more suited to a business”. […]

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Strategic Alignment – Part One

Note:  This post is the first in a series of posts from Robert Bradford’s article Strategic Alignment originally posted in Compass Points in November 2002.  Part One introduces the topic and discusses the affect that the Purchasing and Accounting departments have on strategy. Over the years, several companies have asked me how I would go about getting departments […]

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The Strategy of Succession Planning – Part Two

By M. Dana Baldwin Note:  This post is part of a series of posts from Dana Baldwin’s article The Strategy of Succesion Planning originally posted in Compass Points in January 2000.  Part One introduced the topic and discussed the Succesion Planning Process.  Part Two will discuss Strategy for Succession Planning. Strategy for Succession Planning First, realize that one size […]

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What Happens When the Host Country Environment Changes? A Tale of Currency Devaluation You Have Successfully Outsourced – Part Three

By Denise Harrison Note:  This post is part of a series of posts from Denise A. Harrison’s article What happens When the Host Country Environment Changes originally posted in Compass Points in November 2004.  Part One introduced the topic and discussed how Competition, Customers, Technology and the Economy will respond.  In Part Two, we discussed The assumptions we made, Strategic Options, Evaluation […]

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What Happens When the Host Country Environment Changes? A Tale of Currency Devaluation You Have Successfully Outsourced – Part Two

By Denise Harrison Note:  This post is part of a series of posts from Denise A. Harrison’s article What happens When the Host Country Environment Changes originally posted in Compass Points in November 2004.  Part One introduced the topic and discussed how Competition, Customers, Technology and the Economy will respond.  In this part, we will discuss The assumptions we made, Strategic Options, […]

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What Happens When the Host Country Environment Changes? A Tale of Currency Devaluation You Have Successfully Outsourced – Part One

By Denise A. Harrison Note:  This post is the first in a series of posts from Denise A. Harrison’s article What happens When the Host Country Environment Changes originally posted in Compass Points in November 2004.  Part One will introduce the topic, discuss how Competition, Customers, Technology and the Economy will respond. Yes, it sounds terrific, you successfully set up […]

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Strategic Issues: The Pivotal Process for Strategic Success – Part 2

Thomas E. Ambler,  Senior Consultant Note: This post is a part of a series taken from Tom Ambler’s article Strategic Issues: The Pivotal Process for Strategic Success previously published in Compass Points in July 1999.  In Part 1, we introduced the series and discussed What is a Strategic Issue?  In this part we will discuss How Does the Strategic Issues Process Relate […]

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Strategic Issues: The Pivotal Process for Strategic Success – Part 1

Thomas E. Ambler,  Senior Consultant Note: This post is a part of a series taken from Tom Ambler’s article Strategic Issues: The Pivotal Process for Strategic Success previously published in Compass Points in July 1999.  In this part we will introduce the series and discuss What is a Strategic Issue? REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL! Is that what you want […]

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Understanding the Competitive Value of Your Brand – Part Four

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO This post is part of a series taken from Robert Bradford’s article Understanding the Competitive Value of your Brand published in Compass Points September 2005.  In Part One, we introduced the series and discussed What makes a brand valuable?  In Part Two, we discussed Why branding is important in the global marketplace. […]

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Understanding the Competitive Value of your Brand – Part 1

By Robert W. Bradford, President & CEO Brand IS a competitive advantage This post is part of a series taken from Robert Bradford’s article Understanding the Competitive Value of your Brand published in Compass Points September 2005.  In this part we will introduce the series and discuss What makes a brand valuable? One of the most commonly […]

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Marketing: A Key to Long Term Success Part Four

By M. Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant This post is part of a series taken from M. Dana Baldwin’s article Marketing: A Key to Long Term Success published in Compass Points February 2002.  In Part One, we introduced the series and discussed What is marketing?  In Part Two, we discussed taking the long view.  In Part Three, we discussed What […]

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